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. joining us, robert reich and richard moore. robert reich, let me start with you because all of the tax revenue from the fiscal cliff deal adds up to about $600 billion over ten years. relative to our debt problem, that's not even a drop in the proverbial bucket. but here we are with the democrats after taxes went up on a whole list of things, they want as much as twice as much money in taxes. for real, they think they're going to get it? >> they're going to try to gets it. i don't know any republicans or democrats who want to raise taxes for the sake of more taxes. this is all in anticipation of a very, very large budget deficit in the out years. if we don't get more revenues, we're going to have to cut more into military spending, social security, infrastructure, all of the public investments we have in this country. the whole purpose of trying to get more tax revenue and hopefully trying to get more tax revenue from wealthiest americans rather than from middle class and poor americans is so government can do a lots of things americans want government to do. >> i want to ask you where
. it was new year's day 2006. laurie was vomiting and couldn't breathe. he rushed her to st. thomas moore hospital in canyon city, colorado. >> laurie looked and up her head went down on her chest. >> reporter: in the lobby of the emergency room she went into full cardiac arrest from a pulmonary embolism. laurie stodgehill, 31 years old, died. and so did her 28-week-along unborn twins. >> i didn't even get to hold them. i have an autopsy picture. that's all i've got. >> reporter: stodgehill sued the hospital and its owner, catholic health initiatives, which operates nearly 80 hospitals in 14 states. he filed the wrongful death suit on behalf of his wife and his unborn twin sons. in court, he was stunned to learn the hospital's defense. how many people does the hospital say you lost that day? >> one. since they weren't born, they weren't people. they did not qualify as a person. >> reporter: that's right. catholic health initiatives has argued that under colorado law, to be a person, one must at some point have been born alive. a glaring contradiction to catholic church teachings which say
, but died in the emergency room at st. thomas moore hospital in canyon city, colorado. 31-year-old laurie seven months pregnant, died after a massive heart attack from a pulmonary embolism. >> my heart breaks. >> he fired a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital for his wife and twin boys. the catholic health initiative mounted a stunning defense that contradicts the catholic church's teachings that life begins at conception. the hospital argued under colorado law, the person at one point must have been born alive. >> i would find that hypocritical anywhere. there wasn't one person who went into that e.r. there were three. >> the archdiocese of denver said they would not comment on ongoing disputes but appeared to back pedal from the hospital's stance saying we will undertake a full review of this litigation and as the policies of catholic health initiatives to insure fidelity and faithful and witnesses to the teaching of the catholic church. >> in the meantime, stodghill is now bankrupt after being socked with the legal fees of the hospital. he won't give up. he wants the state's hi
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